Kobe Bryant's retirement news has led to hike in ticket prices

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It has been a career filled with countless accolades, lucrative contracts and celebration that will no doubt end in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Kobe Bryant will hang up the purple and gold following the 2015-16 NBA season, capping a 20-year career that boasted five NBA titles, 17 All-Star selections, two scoring titles and an MVP Award to boot.

Farewell tour

As fans begin to say their goodbyes to the Black Mamba along his newly-dubbed farewell tour, they’ll be paying even bigger ticket prices at the box office.


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In fact, each of the Lakers’ 66 remaining games experienced a price hike following Bryant’s retirement announcement.

The most notable increases were seen on the road, including December 6 vs the Pistons and January 23 vs the Trail Blazers.

However, the Lakers’ final home game of the season against the Jazz on April 13 experienced the biggest boost.

Lakers vs Jazz tickets now average $1,340.71 on the secondary market, up 180% from the weekend’s average of $477.98. If looking just to get into that game, the cheapest ticket is listed for a whopping $561.

Below is a full breakdown of the 24-hour price trend before and after Bryant’s announcement, according to data provided by TiqIQ: is offering an exclusive discount code for Give Me Sport readers. Use code "GMS10" for 10% off any "TNTickets" listings.

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